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    ^ But why that Karl Blay and no Gass Chammer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Hmmmm....checked the schedule. Her performance with the orchestra started immediately when the Ahleuchatistas set ended, and was quite a ways away (from the Standard to the Tennessee Theater was around 3/4 of a mile). And the next act started before hers ended (Sarah Kirkland Snider), so it was a case of being interested in seeing her but other acts ended up taking priority.

    A couple of us did catch her trio performance later on during the festival though.
    Yes, Ahleuchatistas was a priority and Sarah Kirkland Snider was a very pleasant surprise (for me at least) so no regrets missing the orchestra performance. I did enjoy her jazz trio set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    Sorry, my bad, I meant with the Knoxville jazz orchestra?
    My bad too! I hadn't noticed that she was playing with an orchestra at the festival at all.

    Terrible timing and the archilles heel of the festival, as far as I am concerned. Going to make me choose between Carla or Ahleuchatistas? DAMN YOU, Big Ears!!! (shakes fist at the festival!)
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    I read a review of part of the weekend here:
    https://glidemagazine.com/182233/wil...estival-recap/

    This tidbit caught my eye. Who knows what the future will resemble

    Big Ears has been purchased by Live Nation in the past year and it will be interesting to see if a mega-enterprise like Live Nation, by its nature risk-averse, can effectively direct and support a festival celebrating risk-takers going forward. But for now it’s enough to celebrate and enjoy Big Ears and the fruits of musical risk-taking over these four days.
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    Hmmmm...not the bestest of news I would have hoped to have heard, but will reserve judgement until I see how it shapes things going forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Big Ears has been purchased by Live Nation in the past year and it will be interesting to see if a mega-enterprise like Live Nation, by its nature risk-averse, can effectively direct and support a festival celebrating risk-takers going forward.
    that seems sort of antithetical to what they've done until now. I hope for the best.
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    OK. A different bit of intel, Brighter Future!
    Last year Live Nation purchased a majority stake in AC Entertainment, however Big Ears was not part of that acquisition as it is a registered 501(c) non-profit organization. This allows the group to continue to curate an event that highlights non-dance music not usually found on a festival stage.

    from this review: http://www.deadaudioblog.com/bigears2017review/
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    I do a small, oddly-syncopated and heavily drone-influenced dance of joy for this news
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    I'm going to sit in the dark and let the news wash over me at extremely high volume.
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    Interesting review of a bloggers top 5 acts at Big Ears including Horse Lords, Bleckmann/Monder, Deathprod.

    https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/201...ampaign=buffer
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    Very cool write-up...I liked his description of Deathprod. Thanks for sharing
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    No two reviews alike. Whats not to like.
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    When i was last at Big Ears, i saw Nief-Norf(i recall you guys were there also) and was impressed enough to see them again the next day in a Knoxville church.If i had known they were going to play Morton Feldman-Crippled Symmetry, one of Morty's marathon trio opuses i would have demurred.I lasted ninety minutes and split, more than half the audience had bounced before i did.I'd have loved to see Nief-Norf do Timber,a composition and cd i have and dig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Very cool write-up...I liked his description of Deathprod. Thanks for sharing
    Yeah, I particularly liked his Deathprod review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Yeah, I particularly liked his Deathprod review.
    Yeah, he captured my impressions fairly well too.
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    I saw this headline in the Washington Post, and the first thing that popped in my head was Deathprod!
    He does not seem so ancient ;-/
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